Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Best Famous Yves Bonnefoy Poems

Here is a collection of the all-time best famous Yves Bonnefoy poems. This is a select list of the best famous Yves Bonnefoy poetry. Reading, writing, and enjoying famous Yves Bonnefoy poetry (as well as classical and contemporary poems) is a great past time. These top poems are the best examples of Yves Bonnefoy poems.

Search for the best famous Yves Bonnefoy poems, articles about Yves Bonnefoy poems, poetry blogs, or anything else Yves Bonnefoy poem related using the PoetrySoup search engine at the top of the page.

See also: Best Member Poems

Go Back

by Barry Tebb | |

THE DREAMER THE SLEEP

 L’orage qui s’attarde, le lit d?fait 

Yves Bonnefoy

Here am I, lying lacklustre in an unmade bed

A Sunday in December while all Leeds lies in around me 

In the silent streets, frost on roof slates, gas fires

And kettles whistle as I read Bonnefoy on the eternal.
Too tired to fantasize, unsummoned images float by, Feebly I snatch at them to comply with the muse’s dictum: write.
The streets of fifties summers, kali from the corner shop, Sherbet lemons and ice pops, the voice of Margaret at ten, What times will have done to you, what men Used and abused you? Solitary but not alone I read Lacan on desire It is not a day I can visit the ward Overcome by delusion’s shadow.